I often get emails from clients that are in despair and desperate to repair their relationships. Communication break down, eroded trust or nonexistent intimacy, or insecure attachment. I also frequently see fundamentally resilient clients that may be facing a specific crisis and want the aid of a professional.
Partners come into couples counselling with a variety of issues to address including communication & conflict resolution, fighting and anger problems, identity and role conflict, dependence vs. independence, religion, ethics and values, jealousy, family and in-law struggles, step family issues, gender roles, and much more.
Relationship enrichment can also extend beyond partners to family friends and colleagues. Setting boundaries is a skill we are not taught as budding young adults learning who we are in the world. As a result, unless we are mentored by caregivers with healthy boundaries, many of us struggle to set boundaries, build confidence and learn essential interpersonal skills.
If you're seeing a theme of conflict, dissolved friendships and viewing the world in a negative light, chances are your relationships need some enriching.